Adnams Broadside | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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456 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
456
Reviews:
296
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chicagoish
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMac59
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBelly69
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark ale with a strong head.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From Hipercor. In Ikea's pint glass. Dinner at Antonia's house. With sausages + omelette. It has some odd herbal/metallic notes and a noticeable alcohol that at first dissapoints a lot but with time you get used to it and improves

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Photo of Abinlp
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a deep reddish brown with a minimal head. Its aroma is not very potent, but has the sweet toffee, fig and yeasty quality that makes a good British ale my favorite. Its rather sweet tasting, with pronounced biscuit, bread, malty tones. Its quite rich I would add, and with the (unusually) high alcohol content, not an ideal session beer. But its very impressive any way you look at it.

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Photo of Adamostella
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmaggot
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pint glass, ruby colored with a thick white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: malty, nutty, dark bread, grain, slight alcohol

T: toffee, brown bread, big malt, pepper hop finish, caramel

M: thick and rich

O: nice strong bitter that has a sweet dessert like taste

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Photo of MTU
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve1125
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Macamah
2.87/5  rDev -26%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WGO
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep copper colour. Aroma is warm, fruity and very inviting. Raisins, chocolate, caramel aroma. Tastes of chocolate, raisins, bit of alcohol warmth but not to overpowering. Great beer, a classic.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I surmise this is something of a classic... having been made since 1972.
It is fruity and tangy and malty. Balanced.

Listed in the "1001" beers, it should be there.
MJ's 1999 edition gave it 3 of 4 stars and said "blends hoppy dryness and hessian notes with oily, treacly maltiness.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of Martine
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonorb7
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dooleysncsr
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear copper-ruby with a big,frothy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,herbal,raisins,strawberries,chocolate
T:
-herbal,spicy,bready,cough syrup,slight coffee,nuttytoasty finish
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
O:
Very spicy English Strong Ale.
Pretty good overall

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GSS
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Colour of Coke. Pours with a small head that dissipates to nothing in a few minutes. Aroma of malt and molasses. Tastes of molasses, prunes, licorice and a hint of blackcurrant. Medium mouth-feel for a dark beer: not too heavy and not too light. Quite a lot of carbonation. Bitterness at the middle and back of the tongue that lingers and very slight sourness. Not very hoppy up front. Tastes pretty high in alcohol but with little burn. Enjoyable.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FCox143
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Adnams Broadside from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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